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Finding Stable Sites to Calibrate Orbiting Satellites

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Through a 2015 Google Earth Engine Research award, South Dakota State University imaging engineer Larry Leigh will search for remote places where the surface properties and therefore the energy readings do not change over time. The SDSU image...
22-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Completing Care Processes for Blood Poisoning More Quickly

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Guidelines developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement recommend that a patient suffering from blood poisoning receive a series of care processes known as the sepsis resuscitation bundle within six yours of diagnosis. About half the time...
16-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

From Breeders' Plots to the Farmers' Fields

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Farmers count on South Dakota State University plant breeders to develop new varieties that give crops greater yield potential and make them more resistant to diseases. The university fulfills its commitment to producers through a licensing...
14-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Luring Deer Away From Livestock Feed with Fall Cover Crops

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During long Midwest winters, deer can wreak havoc on hay and other stored livestock feed. However, planting fall cover crops, such as clover, turnips and peas, may help wildlife managers provide deer with a nutrient-rich alternative that can lure...
20-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

New Biotechnology Center Targets Cancer, Viruses, Plant Genetics

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Scientists will examine living cells at a molecular level to find out how cells become cancerous, how viruses attack animals and humans and how plants can capture more nitrogen through a new collaborative research center called Biochemical...
5-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Transforming Biochar Into Activated Carbon

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It’s about transforming corn stover, dried distillers grain solids and even native grasses into a product more than 1,000 times more valuable—graphene. Assistant professor Zhengrong Gu of the South Dakota State University agricultural and...
30-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

82-Year-Old Reveals Childhood Memories at College Orphanage

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Lola (Swedlund) Stampe sat on a secret for 82 years. Though she’s not exactly sure why, Lola never told anyone she was an orphan in South Dakota State College’s practice cottage in the 1930s. “I guess I just kind of washed it out of my...
16-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Developing Vaccines for Insect-Borne Viruses

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Rift Valley Fever, a mosquito-borne disease, can devastate a sheep herd causing 90 percent mortality in lambs and 100 percent abortion rates in pregnant ewes. Current vaccines either don’t provide long-term immunity or cause spontaneous abortions...
15-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

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Mosquito Expert Can Comment on West Nile Virus in South Dakota

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26-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Scientist Can Discuss West Nile Virus Forecasting

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26-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Political Science Professor, Turkey Native to Comment on Turkish Election

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15-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Integrating Locally Produced Energy Using Microgrids

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Strategic use of locally produced, renewable energy through smart microgrids can reduce power costs and help prevent outages. Assistant professors Wei Sun and Reinaldo Tonkoski of the South Dakota State University Electrical Engineering and...
3-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Professor Available to Comment on Cuban Embargo Lift

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3-Jun-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Preventing Soil Erosion, Surface Runoff

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The same spring rains that lessen producers’ concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong—in the field—benefits producers and the environment, according to South...
20-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Ice Core Dating Determines Climate Change Begins in Arctic

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Scientists at South Dakota State University analyzed a half-mile slice of Western Antarctica ice core to help determine that climate change begins in the Arctic and moves southward, according to chemistry professor Jihong Cole-Dai of the SDSU Ice...
11-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Plant-Derived Compound Targets Cancer Stem Cells

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A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables—cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts—may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to associate professor Moul Dey of the South Dakota...
5-May-2015 3:05 PM EDT

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